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Berlinale

Confessions of a One-Night VIP

Ben Stevens | Posted 05.04.2014 | Religion
Ben Stevens

It struck me that no person, elite or otherwise, would ever be moved to seek God by seeing in me what he could just as easily have found in himself.

Chris Mason Johnson's Test: A Tale of Two Challenges

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.26.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Chris Mason Johnson's sultry and perfectly human Test enjoyed its European premiere recently at this year's Berlinale. The film is a survivor's tale, told through the POV of a gay character, but so multidimensional that be it man, woman, straight or gay, everyone can relate to its themes.

Crowdfunding for the Oscars: The Journey of Mahdi Fleifel's A World Not Ours

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.19.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

In his fascinating documentary A World Not Ours, and the short 'Epilogue' titled Xenos which just premiered at this year's Berlinale, filmmaker Mahdi Fleifel shows us his very personal connection to the refugee camp of his youth, Ain el-Helweh in Lebanon.

Culinary Cinema: A Feast for the Eyes and Food for the Soul

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 04.16.2014 | Food
Corinna Clendenen

For those with an appetite for stimulating their wits and their senses, film and food make a perfect pairing: they feed both the body and the brain. Attendees of Culinary Cinema at the Berlinale (Berlin's annual film festival) are treated to a week's immersion in films about food and food with their films.

Live from Berlin, The Monuments Men: In Defense of Art

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment
Corinna Clendenen

In this city, so close to the story of George Clooney's new movie, The Monuments Men, the audience has come out in droves. The world premiere opened to a packed, tripled-tiered Palast Theater at the Berlinale film festival- not an empty seat in the house.

'Reaching for the Moon' - The Story of Poet Elizabeth Bishop and Her Love Affair With Lota de Macedo Soares

Matthew Chapman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

If you want to take your mind off local politics -- which I do for a day or two -- this might be a good film to see.

A New Movement In American Cinema?

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 06.05.2013 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

The geometry of reconciliation: Shane Carruth (Jeff) and Amy Seimetz (Kris) embody the infinity symbol (lemniscape), a recurring motif in this lumino...

Artist as Ouroboros: James Franco's Gay Recycling in Berlin

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

It is all too apt that James Franco should dedicate, in the metropolis that made gender-bending an art form, his latest multimedia exhibition, Gay Town.

Iconic Filmmaker Debuts New Film

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 04.09.2013 | Entertainment

BERLIN — Martial arts epic "The Grandmaster" kicked off the Berlin Film Festival on Thursday, introducing an international audience to Yip Man, ...

PHOTOS: Salma Hayek Promotes New Film At Berlinale

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 02.17.2012 | Latino Voices

Salma Hayek is in Berlin this week promoting her new movie at the city’s annual film festival, Berlinale. The Spanish-language film “La Chispa...

WATCH: Glamorous Opening Of Berlin International Film Festival

Arne Schmidt and Claudia Hirschberger | Posted 04.14.2012 | Travel
Arne Schmidt and Claudia Hirschberger

The Berlin International Film Festival opened on Thursday night, and international film stars like Christopher Lee, Diane Kruger and Jake Gyllenhaal graced the red carpet.

Why A Separation Will Win This Year's Best Foreign Language Oscar

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.26.2012 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

A Separation is not the story of a couple falling out of love, but a commentary on a society that has already lost its direction, and only lives in the opposing, inhuman corners of right and wrong.

Aamir Khan on His Fans, Jafar Panahi and the Mahabharata

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

When I got up to bid Khan adieu, he insisted "have a seat, I would like to ask you a couple of questions. Do you have the time?" Of course I did, for the greatest star in the firmament of Indian cinema!

Berlin Film Festival: The World in Upheaval

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

One way for us to travel and experience what our fellow human beings are going through, is through cinema. And the Berlinale film highlights these kinds of films better than the Oscars or Golden Globes.

Pilgrim, Cowboy, Indian: Taxi Driver

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

The Berlin Film Festival held the world premiere of the 4K restoration of Taxi Driver. After many viewings throughout my life, the movie, all red light and red blood and red anger, is still lingering in my mind.

Berlinale Jury Member Aamir Khan Talks World Cinema

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Up-close and personal, filmmaker Aamir Khan is everything he appears to be in his films and more. He is known as a complete perfectionist. But most of all he is a Superstar, one with a capital "S."

In Praise of Cinema for Peace: and The 60th Berlin Film Festival

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

Films can change the world, and it starts by affecting one individual at a time, reminding us we are all parts of a whole, world citizens first and foremost. This fact was noticeable at the Cinema for Peace dinner.

Germans Think About Germany: "Deutschland 09" Premieres at the Berlinale

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The new film Deutschland 09, composed of clips by thirteen German directors, reflects a sense of complicated history, and confusion about how to evolve as a society.

Great Fun at the Berlinale: My One and Only

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

"I wanted to make a film that made me laugh as much as the script did when I read it. There is so much sadness in this world, I'd rather make people laugh for two hours if I can."

Berlinale 2009: The Anguish of Loss in Andrzej Wajda's "Sweet Rush" ("Tatarak")

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Anguish seeps in every shot of famed Polish director Andrzej Wajda's new film "Sweet Rush". The movie maintains a rhythmic shift between poetic melancholy and sharp pain throughout.

Berlinale 2009: Mitchell Lichtenstein's Happy Tears

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Happy Tears -- like the engaging director himself -- vulnerably exposes the inchoate emotions that children experience when facing not only aging parents, but memories of abuse.

So Long, Berlinale

Efe Cakarel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Efe Cakarel

Just what is the hotbed issue of 2009, what secret theme did all great filmmakers of the world have in their unconscious mind to unveil this year at the same time in their new films?

Accepting Trauma: Berlinale Golden Bear Winner Milk of Sorrow

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The winner of the Berlin Film Festival, Claudia Llosa's The Milk of Sorrow, begins with a shot of an aged grey-haired Peruvian woman recounting how she was raped by soldiers when pregnant.

Berlinale Days

Efe Cakarel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Efe Cakarel

I came to the Berlinale film festival to discover things, not be turned away by convention, commercialism, and artistic timidity.

From the Berlinale: Madonna

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

I marveled at the brown roots showing in thin lines across her part, but a fellow journalist explained that this too is a purposeful effect: without the roots, the hair would seem too blonde and age her.